A Journey Through Germany 2021

A Journey through Germany | BRT
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Fall in love with this captivating country as we follow the Romantic Road through medieval towns, fairytale-like forests and the snow-capped Bavarian Alps. With our expert Tour Leader at the helm, we'll unravel local stories, seek out delicious flavours and learn the fascinating history behind each unique stop. Join us as we take the scenic back roads on this journey through the heart of Germany.

Highlights
  • Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery of the Ammergau Alps
  • Unravel the fascinating history behind some of Germany's magnificent medieval towns
  • Enjoy a beer tasting at Weltenburg Abbey, the world's oldest monastic brewery
Destinations
  • Europe
  • Germany
Tour Types
  • Small Group
  • 50 plus
  • Couples
  • Seniors
  • Singles
  • Sightseeing
  • Cultural
  • History
  • Photography
  • Ruins-Archaeology

Location: Munich

The Bavarian capital of Munich is where we’ll begin our journey through this picturesque and historic country. After meeting our Tour Leader and fellow travellers at the hotel, we’ll clink glasses over a sumptuous welcome dinner.

Accommodation: AWA Hotel Munich (or similar)

Meals: Dinner

Location: Bamberg

After breakfast, we’ll board the mini-coach and move on to our first stop: Regensburg. Located on the mighty Danube River and known for its medieval city centre – we’ll relish in some free time to stroll across the 12th-century Stone Bridge, marvel at the magnificent Gothic Cathedral and enjoy lunch at our leisure. Then: we’ll move on to Weltenburg Abbey. Here, we’ll be treated to a tour of the oldest monastic brewery in the world and savour a tasting of the Abbey’s award-winning beers. Winding up our day in Bamberg, we’ll have the evening to spend at our leisure.

Accommodation: Hotel Bamberger Hof Bellevue (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Bamberg

This morning, the city will be brought to life as we embark on a walking tour with a local guide. Unravel the intriguing history of Bamberg as we wander around Cathedral Square and the Old Town Hall – hearing fascinating stories that have been passed down from generations as we go. Equipped with our newfound knowledge, we’ll have the afternoon to explore at our own pace. What you choose to do is up to you, although we recommend a visit to Altenberg Castle – which dates back to 1109 and has a rich history to uncover. This evening, we’ll have time to savour some delicious Bavarian cuisine at a local restaurant or spend at our leisure back at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Bamberger Hof Bellevue (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Today, we leave Bamberg behind as we continue onwards to Würzburg. After taking a tour of the Old Town with a local guide, we’ll turn our attention to the splendid Würzburg Residence. An exquisite example of Baroque architecture and one of the most significant palaces in Europe – we’ll have plenty of time to admire the ingenious interior design, ornate rooms and grandiose Garden and White Halls. After lunch at our leisure, we’ll continue our journey along the Romantic Road to Rothenburg – where a delicious group dinner awaits.

Accommodation: Hotel Goldener Hirsch (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Baden-Baden

A visit to Germany’s oldest and most famous university town is on the agenda today. Looming high above the Altstadt (Old Town), the red-sandstone ruins of Heidelberg Castle are a remarkable example of Renaissance architecture – and we’ll have plenty of time to explore the castle grounds at our own pace. Choose to take lunch in the cafe-lined Marktplatz and marvel at the Gothic Heiliggeistkirche church towers, before we continue on to the spa town of Baden-Baden. The evening will be free to enjoy some local fare in town or relax at the hotel.

Accommodation: Heliopark Bad Hotel zum Hirsch (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Freiburg

This morning will see us say farewell to Baden-Baden and set a course for Central Black Forest. We’ll make a scenic stop in the quaint village of Schonach – where a visit to a traditional cuckoo clock manufacturer is in store. Then: we’ll wind our way through this enchanting forest in search of one of the many mesmerising waterfalls in the area. Later, we’ll arrive in the vibrant city of Freiburg – where we’ll be free to wander the cobblestoned streets lined with water-filled runnels at our leisure.

Accommodation: The Alex Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Freiburg

Today, is yours to spend how you wish. You could choose to visit one of the many fascinating museums and galleries scattered around Freiburg’s city centre or enjoy the temperate climate while relaxing in the picture-perfect Rathausplatz. This evening, we suggest seeking out some scrumptious local cuisine within the medieval Altstadt – maybe even sampling a slice (or two) of the decadent Black Forest gâteau hailing from this area.

Accommodation: The Alex Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Ammergauer Alpen

Today’s journey will begin with a stop at Friedrichshafen – a city known for its significant historic contribution to the aviation industry. We’ll pay a visit to the fascinating Zeppelin Museum – before having some free time to wander the lakeside promenade and savour some lunch at our leisure. Then: we’ll take in the marvellous views over the Bodensee as we continue to Lindau for a brief photo opportunity. Tonight, we’ll end the day amongst the breathtaking Ammergau Alps – and clink glasses over a sumptuous farewell dinner at our hotel.

Accommodation: Romantik Alpenhotel Waxenstein (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Munich

Before our tour comes to a close, we’ll pay a visit to the imposing Neuschwanstein Castle – known as the ‘castle of the fairytale king’. Dramatically located above the village of Hohenschwangau, we’ll have time to wander the 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace at our own pace. After, we’ll make our way back to Munich – where we’ll say our goodbyes.

Meals: Breakfast

Included
  • Transport
    -Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Fully Guided
  • Guide
    -Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
  • Entrance Fees

Not Included
  • Country Entry Visas
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  • Airport Transfers at Destination
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  • International Travel
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All Entrance fees listed are included
Please see your local governments for rulings on destination Visa's
Yes, All guides are English speaking
Yes, please request at time of booking
Yes the Coach is air-conditioned
Yes there is - 20kg and a max dimension of 158cm (W+D+L)
A Small supplement, but dedicated allocation on every tour
18 is the maximum on any tour
At the discretion of the guest
Guests from all over the world could be joining you
A Tour Leader and separate driver will take you on your journey
3* A Journey Through Germany 2021
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Date: 12-Aug-2019

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Date: 21-Jul-2019

2* A Journey Through Germany 2021
I've already answered this. But all my comments about Germany equally apply to my Scottish trip. Too many people crammed into the bus - no knee room. it was like cattle class economy in a cheap budget airline. You should only have had a max of 16
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Date: 05-Aug-2019

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Date: 01-Aug-2019

4* A Journey Through Germany 2021
Provision of complimentary drinks with included meals would have been a nice gesture given the cost of the tour. The (mini) bus had luggage on a seat due to full numbers which required 4 people seated on last row which was not ideal for comfort.
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Date: 22-Jul-2019

2* A Journey Through Germany 2021
Read previous comments. I will not be travelling with Back Roads again.
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Date: 28-Aug-2019

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04-Sep-2021
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Touring with Back-Roads Touring

With more than 30 years’ experience in small group and tailor-made tours across the UK, Europe and Asia, Back-Roads Touring is truly the original Small Group Touring company.

With each tour capped at 18 passengers (14 for Asia tours), Back-Roads curates authentic, off-the-beaten-track travel experiences.

Catering for the mature traveller, Back-Roads has built up a brand rooted in expert local knowledge, sustainable tourism, culinary excellence and premium boutique accommodation.

Their award-winning tour leaders are committed to delivering the ‘Back-Roads difference’ whether that be dining with the group, offering the flexibility to change the itinerary, giving personal recommendations for lunch or bringing each destination to life with their insight and knowledge. Their Tour leaders are dedicated to delivering a truly authentic, personalised experience. The Back-Roads Difference inludes:

  • Small Groups of up to 18 passengers (14 for Asia)
  • Scenic Back Roads, avoiding Motorways
  • Premium Mini-Coach transportation
  • Handpicked Boutique Accommodation
  • Leisurely Paced Itineraries
  • Culinary Discoveries
  • Authentic Local Experiences

Back-Roads Touring was named Best Small Coach Holidays Company for 2015, 2016 and 2017 in the British Travel Awards and have been nominated for two awards in 2018.

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This tour is operated by Back-Roads Touring

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Start:Munich
Finish:Munich
Group size:10 - 18
Suitable for: 13-80
Accommodation:8 nights in hand-picked accommodation  
Physical rating:Low
Meals:8 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 3 dinners
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Back-Roads with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English
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